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A Roundup on Graduation in NAD Higher Education

Number of 2012 graduates included as available.

Andrews University—525 (201 graduate students, 324 undergraduate students)

  • Consecration: Dr. Hyveth Williams, Professor of Christian Ministry, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
  • Baccalaureate: Elder G.T. Ng, Executive Secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
  • Commencement: Dr. Don Jernigan, President of Adventist Health System

Canadian University College

  • Consecration: Ron Sydenham, Senior Pastor, College Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lacombe, Alberta
  • Baccalaureate: Dr. Benjamin Schoun, General Vice President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Commencement: Dr. Hyveth Williams, Professor, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

  • Commencement: Daniel R. Jackson, President of the NAD

Kettering College of Medical Arts—262

  • Commencement: Richard Hart, DrPH, president of Loma Linda University

La Sierra University—352

  • Consecration: Pastor Michael Kelly, Senior Pastor of the Mt. Rubidoux SDA church in Southern California
  • Baccalaureate: Pastor Sam Leonor, LSU Campus Chaplain
  • School of Religion Consecration: Dr. Ryan Bell, Pastor of the Hollywood Adventist Church. 
  • Commencement: Dr. Fritz Guy, research professor of philosophical theology at La Sierra University

Loma Linda University—1470 graduates

  • Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry: Tony Campolo, pastor, sociologist, author, and speaker
  • Behavioral Health/Science & Technology and Religion, Nursing, Allied Health Professions, Public Health: Charles Sandefur, Vice President for mission and community development for Adventist Health/Central Valley Network


  •   Medicine: Joan Lunden
  •   Pharmacy: Richard Hart
  •   Dentistry: Gerald Winslow
  •   Behavioral Health/Science & Technology and Religion: Clinton Valley
  •   Nursing: Gina Brown
  •   Allied Health Professions: Brad Budde
  •   Public Health: Martin Philbert

Oakwood University—378 students (expected)

  • Consecration: Pastor Lola Moore, Oakwood University Church
  • Baccalaureate: Pastor Bron Jacobs, Kansas Avenue SDA Church
  • Commencement: Mr. Wayne M. Caines, CEO, Digicel, Bermuda

Pacific Union College—290 (expected)

  • Consecration: Roy Ice, Executive Pastor of the Napa Adventist Church; former PUC Chaplain
  • Baccalaureate: Paul Graham, Senior Pastor of the Restoration Praise Center in Lanham,   Maryland
  • Commencement: DeVon Franklin, Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures

Southern Adventist University—606

  • Consecration: Stanley Knight, Youth Ministries Director, South Carolina Conference
  • Baccalaureate: Brad Thorp, President, Hope Channel Inc.
  • Commencement: Paul Conn, President, Lee University

Southwestern Adventist University—162 (151 undergraduate students, 11 graduate students)

  • Consecration: Pastor Jonathan Henderson, lead pastor for the Grand Advent Church, Oakland, CA. 
  • Baccalaureate: Daniel R. Jackson, President of the North American Division
  • Commencement: Terry D. Shaw, CFO Adventist Health System

Union College—156, according to local news source the Journal Star

  • Consecration: Buell Fogg, Associate Chaplain
  • Baccalaureate: Malcolm Gaskin, Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Commencement: Dr. David Smith, longest serving Union College President

Walla Walla University—406 (288 undergraduate students and 118 graduate students)

  • Baccalaureate: Elder Max Torkelsen II, President of the North Pacific Union Conference
  • Commencement: Pastor Andrea King, Senior Pastor at Imani Praise Fellowship SDA Church in Moreno Valley, California.

Washington Adventist University

  • Consecration: Grant Leitma, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Baccalaureate: Barry Black, U.S. Senate Chaplain
  • Consecration: Scott McClure, Esq, WAU Trustee


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